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Joshua Junker

Artist of The Royal Ballet


Dutch-German dancer Joshua Junker joined The Royal Ballet’s Aud Jebsen Young Dancers Programme from the start of the 2017/18 Season and was promoted to Artist in 2018.

Junker was born in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He began studying contemporary dance and breakdance from the age of eight at Boys Action. He turned to ballet aged 14 and trained at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and The Royal Ballet Upper School. Roles while at the School included in Les Patineurs, Candere, Concerto, See Blue Through and Solo. Professional engagements while a student include dancing with The Royal Ballet in Anastasia and The Sleeping Beauty. His repertory with the Company includes roles in Flight Pattern, Medusa and Infra.

Junker’s awards as a student include De Piket Kunstprijzen in The Hague (2014) and the School’s Lynn Seymour Award for Expressive Dance (2015) and the Ursula Moreton Choreographic Award (2016).